I had been warned that the Cursed Clock Tower was going to be hard in Julius Mode, but I actually found it a fair bit easier, not least because of Alucard’s bat transformation which allowed me to avoid the spinning spikes more easily.
I’m now up to Paranoia – the baddie in the mirror. And although I can avoid his attacks easily, I’m not so hot with the laser beams that bounce around the room. Also, it is a fair trek from the most recent save point to him as well, through a lot a baddie-infested rooms. Although not hard to get to, arriving entirely unscathed is difficult.
Needless to say, I haven’t beaten him. Yet.